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  • Donalee Kennedy:  Meditative Stitching…Breathe
    Donalee Kennedy:  Meditative Stitching…Breathe
    Mon, Jul 22
    Zoom Presentation
    Jul 22, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    Jul 22, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    What is Meditative Stitching? According to Donalee Kennedy, it’s the deliberate hand stitching of lovely small pieces of fabrics joined together to make a pleasing composition.
  • MCQ Drop-in Gathering
    MCQ Drop-in Gathering
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Aug 13
    Textile Center
    Aug 13, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE #100, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Aug 13, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE #100, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Second Tuesdays at the Textile Center
  • Tim Harding Studio Tour
    Tim Harding Studio Tour
    Sat, Aug 17
    Minneapolis
    Aug 17, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
    Minneapolis, 2919 Como Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Aug 17, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
    Minneapolis, 2919 Como Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Tim Harding creates incredible textural fiber pieces using his free-reverse appliqué technique. Up to 30 members may attend.
  • Sheila Frampton Cooper: Spontaneous Creation and Inspiration
    Sheila Frampton Cooper: Spontaneous Creation and Inspiration
    Mon, Aug 26
    Zoom Presentation
    Aug 26, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    Aug 26, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    Sheila's talk will go deep into her improv process. She will discuss color, inspiration, and the various approaches she engages when doing improvisation work.
  • MCQ Day Retreat at the Textile Center
    MCQ Day Retreat at the Textile Center
    Fri, Sep 20
    Textile Center
    Sep 20, 2024, 10:00 AM CDT – Sep 22, 2024, 6:00 PM CDT
    Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE #100, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Sep 20, 2024, 10:00 AM CDT – Sep 22, 2024, 6:00 PM CDT
    Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE #100, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Please join us for one day or all three. There is no charge for MCQ members. We will lock the room overnight so you can keep your sewing area set up.
  •  Coulter Fussell :  Working In the Leftovers of Our Material
     Coulter Fussell :  Working In the Leftovers of Our Material
    Mon, Sep 23
    Zoom Presentation
    Sep 23, 2024, 6:30 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    Sep 23, 2024, 6:30 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    Coulter makes societal connections in her large-scale quiltworks using discarded textiles as her sole materials. She will share her various bodies of work and their developments over the years as well as her storefront studio practice in rural Mississippi.
  • Kestrel Michaud: AI Generated Art and Quilting
    Kestrel Michaud: AI Generated Art and Quilting
    Mon, Oct 28
    Zoom Presentation
    Oct 28, 2024, 6:30 PM CDT – Oct 29, 2024, 6:30 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    Oct 28, 2024, 6:30 PM CDT – Oct 29, 2024, 6:30 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    Kestrel Michaud is pioneering the use of technology in quilt design and creation.
  •  Paula Kovarik:  At Play in the Garden of Stitch
     Paula Kovarik:  At Play in the Garden of Stitch
    Mon, Nov 25
    Zoom Presentation
    Nov 25, 2024, 6:30 PM CST
    Zoom Presentation
    Nov 25, 2024, 6:30 PM CST
    Zoom Presentation
    Stitching is Paula's second language. She has been working almost every day for the past 17 years to hone her craft, express her thoughts and play in the garden of stitch.
  •  Timna Tarr:    What Ifs…Working in a Series
     Timna Tarr:    What Ifs…Working in a Series
    Mon, Jan 27
    Zoom Presentation
    Jan 27, 2025, 6:30 PM CST
    Zoom Presentation
    Jan 27, 2025, 6:30 PM CST
    Zoom Presentation
    Why do artists work in series? Creating a series of quilts is a way to form a body of work, find and strengthen your artistic voice, help you focus, and add meaning to your work. Join Timna as she shares her own experience of working in series.
  • Rhonda Denney:  Pigment Patchwork:  How Did I Get Here?
    Rhonda Denney:  Pigment Patchwork:  How Did I Get Here?
    Mon, Feb 24
    Zoom Presentation
    Feb 24, 2025, 6:30 PM CST
    Zoom Presentation
    Feb 24, 2025, 6:30 PM CST
    Zoom Presentation
    Rhonda’s lecture and trunk show, “Pigment Patchwork: How Did I Get Here?” covers her journey into the world of quilting and art quilts. She uses the term ‘Pigment Patchwork' to classify the various techniques she uses to add color and dimension to her art quilts.
  •  Emilie Trahan:  Improv Quilting:  Quilt as You Grow
     Emilie Trahan:  Improv Quilting:  Quilt as You Grow
    Mon, Mar 24
    Zoom Presentation
    Mar 24, 2025, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    Mar 24, 2025, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    Emilie will share her personal quilting journey and creative process and will discuss how improvisation can be implemented in our quilts.
  • Ana Buzzalino:    The Fiber Artist in Me – Trunk Show
    Ana Buzzalino:    The Fiber Artist in Me – Trunk Show
    Mon, Apr 28
    Zoom Presentation
    Apr 28, 2025, 6:30 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    Apr 28, 2025, 6:30 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    This talk covers the story of how Ana started quilting and the progress from traditional quilting to art quilting and surface design. While showing different examples of her work, Ana talks about the importance of having a passion, and feeding that passion with constant experimentation and play.
  •  Patty Arensen: Out of Africa
     Patty Arensen: Out of Africa
    Mon, May 19
    Zoom
    May 19, 2025, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    Zoom
    May 19, 2025, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Africa is well known for its colorful and bold-printed fabric, but did you know that there are many different styles each having its own country, design and cultural significance. There are specific fabrics worn by nobility, others by the common man (or woman).
  • Susan J Lapham: One Thing Leads to Another (Thoughts on Working in a Series)
    Susan J Lapham: One Thing Leads to Another (Thoughts on Working in a Series)
    Mon, Jun 23
    Zoom Presentation
    Jun 23, 2025, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    Jun 23, 2025, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    What is it about working in a series that works? What is a series anyway and why is it important? This lecture will help you think about taking your work to the next level by working in a series. Program is free for current MCQ members. Not a member yet? Click "Join MCQ" button above.
  • Lucienne Schroepfer: Quilted Paintings
    Lucienne Schroepfer: Quilted Paintings
    Mon, Jul 28
    Zoom Presentation
    Jul 28, 2025, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    Jul 28, 2025, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    Lucienne shares an in-depth look at how to create visual art by way of quilting.
  •   5x5: Featuring MCQ Members
      5x5: Featuring MCQ Members
    Mon, Aug 25
    Zoom Presentation
    Aug 25, 2025, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    Aug 25, 2025, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    This program has always been a favorite with members. Five MCQ members will be chosen to each show five of their projects. They’ll describe their inspirations, processes and challenges, and answer limited questions. We’re always amazed at the creativity and expertise of our members!
  • Stephanie Shore: Working in a Series: a Quilter’s Journey
    Stephanie Shore: Working in a Series: a Quilter’s Journey
    Mon, Sep 15
    Zoom Presentation
    Sep 15, 2025, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom Presentation
    Sep 15, 2025, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom Presentation
    Stephanie Shore is a former academic scientist and educator now turned art quilter. Her quilts have been juried into several international art quilt exhibits.
  • Helen Giglio: Objects of Protection - Works in Fiber
    Helen Giglio: Objects of Protection - Works in Fiber
    Mon, Oct 27
    Zoom Presentation
    Oct 27, 2025, 6:30 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    Oct 27, 2025, 6:30 PM CDT
    Zoom Presentation
    Inspired by an article about a hoard of charms and amulets recently discovered in the ruins of Pompeii, Helen Geglio developed several series of fiber artworks focused on ideas of protection. Program is free for current MCQ members. Not a member yet? Click "Join MCQ" button above.
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